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Start Time:Oct 12, 2018|Category: Public

International Day for Disaster Reduction

In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly promulgated the 13th October as the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) in view to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction. The 2018 edition continues as part of the "Sendai Seven" campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. The 2018 IDDR will focus on Target C of the Sendai Framework, reducing economic losses.  To commemorate this event, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development (Environment and Sustainable Development Divisio ...

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Start Time:Jul 28, 2017

MESA Flood Services

MESA Flood Service System The Monitoring for Environment & Security in Africa (MESA), is an European Union (EU) funded project that makes use of proven satellite and land-based monitoring technology on climate and environmental data to enable decision makers and planners to develop plans towards sustainable development to ensure socio- economic benefits for the communities. Mauritius is benefiting from the flood service system component of this project. The MESA flood service for Mauritius is being hosted by the University of Mauritius. The MESA Flood Service will provide earth observation for monitoring status before, during and after a flood event, thereby contributing to effect ...

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Start Time:May 29, 2017|Category: Public

National Networking Forum – SWITCH Africa Green Project

Inputs for WebsiteNational Networking Forum – SWITCH Africa Green Project 10 – 12 May 2017 – BPML, Ebene A National Networking Forum was held from Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 May 2017 under the SWITCH Africa Green Project. The SWITCH Africa Green Project has been developed by the European Union to support African countries to achieve sustainable development through a transition to green and sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices. Mauritius is one of the 6 pilot countries selected to implement the project. The National Networking Forum was organised under the Networking Facility Component of the project. It served as a platform to bring together major stakeholders from ...

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Start Time:Nov 11, 2016|Category: Public

Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Republic of Mauritius will host the 6th Session of Africa Regional Platform and the 5th High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction in November 2016.  The African Regional Platform is a biennial forum that brings together African Member States, Intergovernmental organizations and development partners to review progress in the implementation of the continental and global disaster risk reduction frameworks, share good practices and lessons learnt with a view to enhancing coordination, increase awareness and mobilise commitments to disaster risk reduction across Africa.  The High-Level Meeting of African Ministers considers and adopts the outcomes of the Regional Platform an ...

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Start Time:Sep 25, 2015|Category: Public

Inauguration of Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations

Inauguration of Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations As enforcing agency for air quality, the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management has embarked on a project of setting up a network of fixed stations to monitor continuously the ambient air in different regions of the island.The above project will enable our Ministry and our citizens to be better informed about the air quality and the level of pollution prevailing in the Island. The air quality data generated through this project will help the Government in policy decisions in the event of air quality degradation at relevant regions. Annual mean average concentration of dusts (PM ...

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